Tight Lines - Serving the People
Tight Lines - Serving the People

Tight Lines

Harry Jenkins
72 x 32
182 x 82
Central Saint Martins

‘Tight Lines’ Since I can remember, my dad has taken me fly fishing all over the world. He taught me how to tie my own flies from a young age and studying those flies were the starting point for this project. The flies combine iridescent streaks which attract the fish, with feathered thread that tickles their nose. Inspired by this relationship, silk is placed in contrast with faux fur embroidery samples, as well as crochet pieces which mimic historic hand nets. The process remained important throughout, following the same hand craft techniques as tying flies.